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Articles Tagged 'Lion King'


WATCH: ‘The Lion King’ Goes from Cartoon to CGI in First Look Trailer

The first trailer for Jon Favreau‘s live-action remake of The Lion King aired yesterday (November 22), turning the original 1994 cartoon into glistening CGI. The teaser doesn’t include any voices beyond that of James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role of Mufasa, the father of Simba and ruler of all they survey. He provides the clip’s […]

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor from Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California.

Chiwetel Ejiofor May Be the Voice of Scar in ‘The Lion King’ Reboot

As Scar himself might say, “Be prepared!” Simba’s evil uncle has yet to be cast in the upcoming live-action reboot of The Lion King, but word on the street says Chiwetel Ejiofor might be about to sign on the dotted line. OK, so when we say “street,” we actually mean The Hollywood Reporter, but you get what […]

John Oliver attends the 2017 Garden Of Laughs Comedy Benefit at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2017 in New York City.

John Oliver to Voice Zazu in Jon Favreau’s ‘Lion King’ Remake

Anglo favorite John Oliver has joined the voice cast of the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King — and the role he’s lending his voice to couldn’t be more perfect. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Last Week Tonight host will play red-beaked hornbill Zazu, the feathered political advisor to Simba and Mustafa who was originally voiced by […]